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The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

The Amsterdam Buddhist Centre turns 25!

Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 17:17

25 years ago, on Sangha Day, November 1995, the Amsterdam Buddhist Centre officially opened its doors - the first long-term Triratna centre in the Lowlands.

Dariusz from Amsterdam writes:
“To commemorate this, this small video was produced and distributed, together with the history timeline, as below, to the Triratna centres around the world.

At the moment, due to the Covid-19 combat policy of the Centre’s council, Amsterdam Buddhist Centre is not open for the
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Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

Bhante Sangharakshita’s Last Days and the Jogi

From Sangharakshita Memorial Space on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 18:29

In commemoration of the second death anniversary of Urgyen Sangharakshita, Urgyen House is pleased to offer a new video blog. Dharmachari Paramartha recalls Bhante Sangharakshita’s final days and, from the video archive, Bhante recounts a remarkable event in Kalimpong, India.

Urgyen House is a project dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of Sangharakshita’s collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts as well as the building in which he spent the last years of his life.

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Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

Sangharakshita's 'Complete Works' Returns to India

Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 - 09:09

In this video, from Urygen House, Vidyadevi introduces the work of the literary executors - and her work as series editor - of Sangharakshita’s Complete Works. Launched in October 2016, the Complete Works includes all Sangharakshita’s previously published work, as well as talks, seminars and writings published for the first time. This collection of twenty-seven volumes will represent the definitive edition of his life’s work.

Here we take a closer look at the latest volume in production - Dr. Ambedkar and...

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The New Berlin Women's Community / Die neue Berliner Frauen-WG

Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 - 09:14

The New Berlin Women's Community / Die neue Berliner Frauen-WG

Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 - 09:14

In February this year, six women (Bianca, Mokshini, Sanghadarsini, Simharava, Viryapadma and Viryadhi) moved into a brand-new flat in a housing cooperative in the North-East of Berlin – just in time before lockdown. Together they have embarked on a journey to create the first ever women’s community in Berlin.

In this short video, made by Simharava, some of its members share the joys and challenges of the first six months.

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Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 09:46

Public Ordinations at Adhisthana

Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 09:46

We are delighted to let you know the names of the 16 women publicly ordained at Adhisthana on Monday 28th September 2020.  

Public preceptor: Santavajri

Ng Yin Wan becomes Maitrigandhi (long second i)
A Sanskrit name meaning One who is fragrant with loving kindness
Westernised (Shabda) spelling: Maitrigandhi
Private preceptor: Khemasiddhi

Genny Whiting becomes Vandanacitta (long final a)
A Sanskrit name meaning She who has a heart of devotion
Westernised (Shabda) spelling: Vandanachitta
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Alfoxton House: A New Retreat Centre

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 17:21

Alfoxton House: A New Retreat Centre

Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 - 17:21

On 29th June the Alfoxton Park Trust – Jayaraja, Lokabandhu and Cittapala - received the keys to Alfoxton House in Somerset, UK, with the aim of creating a retreat centre where longer, intensive retreats can take place, as well as having retreats focusing on poetry and the arts. The intention is for this retreat centre to be an eco-centre that produces its own food.

Alfoxton House is a place with a rich history: in 1797, the poet ...

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The Valencia Sangha's Search for a New Home

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 11:30

The Valencia Sangha's Search for a New Home

Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 - 11:30

The Triratna Order and Community have been present in Valencia for more than 30 years. From simple beginnings the sangha has grown and become a feature of the life of the city, offering a chance to discover and explore the benefits of meditation on its own or in the context of a more committed Buddhist practice. Over the years the Valencia Buddhist Centre has reached many people with the Buddha’s teaching.

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The Valencia Buddhist centre has also been a base for outreach and connection farther...

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Urgyen House website

Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

Urgyen House website

Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 - 11:57

After Sangharakshita’s death, the Uddiyana Trustees (the charity which is dedicated to preserving his legacy) renamed the annexe where Sangharakshita spent his final years, Urgyen House. 

Urgyen House was Sangharakshita’s home for the last five-and-a-half years of his life. This building and the Sangharakshita Library (which is located in a different building at Adhisthana) provided not only living quarters for Sangharakshita but a place for his entire collection of books, letters, papers, thangkas and artefacts.

The Uddiyana Trust has now embarked on a project to...

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An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

An Update from our Buddha Day Appeal

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 14:13

On May 9th 2020, the international Triratna community celebrated Buddha Day. And in the process raised 57 lakh rupees | £60,000 | $75,000 for Coronavirus relief in India.

As part of an extraordinary day, with thousands of people online from all around the world, we reached out to our sangha friends in India, who were already pouring their energy and love into helping alleviate great hardship on the ground. Here is an update on the amazing work they have been...

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Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue 2021

Tue, 12 May, 2020 - 10:41

Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue 2021

Tue, 12 May, 2020 - 10:41

The Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue is an initiative to document every four years, for 40 years, a selection of Art and Culture that represents the unfolding exploration of how to convey the Dharma into a globalised culture and so form the aesthetic foundations for a society based on caring for all that lives. It will collate work for no cost to artists, and distribute work to Triratna Buddhist Centres and beyond at no cost to those institutions. 

Sangharuci, an Order member based in Birmingham, UK, is now looking for artists, musicians, dancers, poets, writers, arts...